Greater Saint Louis Area Council - 2020 Leave No Trace Training (LNT)

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2020 Leave No Trace Training (LNT)

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Leave No Trace- Trainer Course

This 16-hour training will be delivered as an entirely virtual course for individuals, ages 14 and up who wish to guide units in developing a culture that effectively demonstrates responsible outdoor choices that reduce impacts of Scouting activities. Leave No Trace Trainers, outdoor ethics guides, and outdoor ethics advisors are the backbone of Scouting’s outdoor ethics program, providing instruction to individuals and units wishing to adopt cutting-edge outdoor ethics into their unit programs.  Trainers are specially commissioned to teach the BSA Leave No Trace 101 Course and to qualify individuals for the BSA Leave No Trace Awareness Card. Participants will also receive electronically a set of resources for teaching Leave No Trace Awareness Courses.

Participants will be expected to complete a 45-minute online awareness course and to prepare and give a 15-minute instructional presentation (can be pre-recorded or live during the course).

Each BSA Trainer course is taught by a recognized Leave No Trace Master Educator, so your Trainer standing is recognized nationally by BSA’s partner, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

The course will run from 6:30pm Friday night through 9pm Saturday night via Zoom conferencing. Class size will be limited to 12 participants.

Friday topics will include:

Opening, review/sign course release, intros & personal goals/expectations & Orientation
Need for Leave No Trace
History of Leave No Trace
Review Role & Function of Trainers & Master Educators
Individual Presentation & Action Plan discussion
Intro to the Principles of Leave No Trace
Summarize day – questions, expectations, other concerns

Saturday topics:

Plan Ahead and Prepare principle
Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces principle
Dispose of Waste Properly principle
Leave What You Find principle
Minimize Campfire Impacts principle
Respect Wildlife principle
Be Considerate of Other Visitors principle
Outdoor Ethics (values activity)
Questions, clarification on teaching topic assignments
Lessons Learned & Resources
Leave No Trace Impacts/Wildlife Impacts examples
Teaching Techniques & Learning Styles - new section
Age Appropriate Program Activities
Individual Student Presentations
Awards, Advancement, & Bringing Leave No Trace to Scouting
Closeout, evaluations,


When & Where
Fall Session

Friday 11-06-2020 6:30 PM CT to
Saturday 11-07-2020 9:00 PM CT Past
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